Featuring, Top of the World Wide Web, See and Save, Tools of the Trade, and more!
Top of the World Wide Web
Our exclusive annual guide highlights the 101 Best Web Sites for tracing your roots. By David A. Fryxell
See and Save
Want to safeguard your family’s memories without having to lock them away? Three experts share the top techniques for preserving paper, photographs and textiles. By Fern Glazer
Tools of the Trade
Set yourself up for genealogical success with these 21 essential family tree-building resources. By Allison Stacy
Ever wonder how your favorite family history tools came about? Learn the stories behind nine staple research resources. By Maureen A. Taylor
Record Highs (and Lows)
Your degree of ease—or difficulty—in researching European forebears depends on genealogical conditions in their homeland. We forecast the five easiest and trickiest ancestries to trace. By David A. Fryxell
View our online ethnic heritage tips and resources
COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS
What’s new in discovering, preserving and celebrating your family history: • an Ellis Island saga • a plethora of new genealogy partnerships • behind the scenes at FamilySearch labs. By Diane Haddad
State Research Guides
Trace your roots across the USA! Our pullout guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library—quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your family anywhere in the country. In this issue:
Reviews and roundups of the latest, greatest family history resources: • all-in-one printers • genealogy podcasting • SnapGenie • the Book Report. Edited by Allison Stacy
Out on a Limb
Group dynamics. By Allison Stacy
Readers respond to Family Tree Magazine.
How steamships changed our ancestors’ course. By David A. Fryxell
Tales from the lighter side of family history.
How to baby your old dolls. By Grace Dobush
Our experts answer your questions about destroyed records and census shorthand.
Brick Wall Busters
Getting the story behind an ancestor’s guardians. By Maureen A. Taylor
Test your genealogy IQ on Fay Wray’s family tree. By Sharon DeBartolo Carmack